"I had an invasive plant in my flower bed that was taking over the entire bed. A TimeBank member came over and pulled the whole plant out in one afternoon. Next she went on to help me with my raspberries and took the weeds out of that bed. She told me how to properly care for my raspberries too. Through this experience I was more motivated to work in my garden. It is great to be able to benefit from other TimeBankers' expertise and create a community of new friends."
So, What is TimeBanking All About?
At its simplest level, TimeBanking is about spending an hour doing something you enjoy for somebody in your community and, then at some point, having someone else doing something for you. Your work hour is "deposited" into the TimeBank as a Time Hour. You exchange your Time Hour for what someone else does for you. You can book services online or call a member directly. Here on our website, you'll find lists of work people would like to receive help with, as well as lists of help people are offering for your projects.
The Traditional Basis of a Community
TimeBanking enables local individuals to help each other the way neighbors and friends always have. It's a place to find help individually when you need it – or to give help when you can. It builds neighborhood networks and strengthens communities.
TimeBanking can be as simple as a group of moms getting together to share carpooling kids to activities. It can also include things like yard work, grocery shopping, chores for the elderly, helping with a cleanup or painting project, just to name a few of the infinite possibilities.
It's Not About Business
TimeBanking is informal and non-professional. If you own your own yard maintenance business, for example, you would keep that separate from TimeBanking and you'd offer your time for all the other things you'd like to do.
The Lower Columbia TimeBank is starting small but growing fast. Check out our list of Offers & Requests. If you don't find something today, check back with us in a week.
Joining is Easy!
Why not join us today? It's quick and easy as 1-2-3:
1. Read our Terms of Membership. If you agree to the Terms, continue.
2. Register below and Confirm the email message you will receive to verify your email is correct.
3. Within a few days, our Membership Coordinator will contact you to schedule your orientation.
At your orientation your membership will be approved, and then you can get started. Welcome!